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Dog and Puppy Dewormers

Worms, including hookworms, tapeworms and roundworms, can silently disrupt your dog or puppy’s digestive system. Symptoms may include, but are not limited to, vomiting, diarrhea, scooting on their behind and a change in appetite. If you suspect your dog or puppy has worms, consult your veterinarian. They can prescribe a treatment plan. This treatment plan can include a deworming prescription medication or a recommended over-the-counter product. Dewormers can be found in chewable, tablet and liquid forms.

FAQs About Dog and Puppy Dewormers

Since deworming needs vary for each dog, consult your veterinarian about your dog’s lifestyle and their individual needs. Typically for puppies, dewormers should be administered every two weeks, up to 2 months of age, monthly until 6 months of age, and quarterly thereafter, while adult dogs can be given dewormers every 3 months for best protection.

Common dog and puppy dewormers come in liquid, tablets and chewables, both over the counter and with a prescription. Consult your veterinarian regarding the best deworming treatment plan for your dog or puppy.

This varies depending on the type of parasite and your dog’s age, weight and lifestyle. Consult your veterinarian on the diagnosis and the best dewormer treatment plan.

Depending on the type of medication, after administering the dog or puppy dewormer, the worms will either be paralyzed or dissolve within the intestinal tract. If the worms are paralyzed, you’ll likely notice them in your dog’s stool or vomit. Consult your veterinarian and follow the instructions on the medication on dosage and if any follow-up exams will be necessary.

Follow the instructions provided with the medication since each dog dewormer medication works differently. Depending on the specific dog dewormer they can be fed before, during or after meals.

Commonly, dog dewormers are provided around mealtime. Follow the instructions provided with the dog dewormer medication and consult your veterinarian for specific instructions.